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Porphyry's Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics


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Introduction; Text and translation: Book I; Book II.

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Porphyry's multifaceted Commentary is of major philosophical and musicological importance. This is the first ever annotated English translation.

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Andrew Barker is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Birmingham. He has been researching in the field of ancient Greek music and musical theory since the 1970s, and has published six books (including The Science of Harmonics in Classical Greece (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and a great many articles on these topics. He is the Founding President of the International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music (Moisa), and Editor of the journal Greek and Roman Musical Studies.

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